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Prince Edward shaking hands with Mr Luke Spencer’s son Ash before a game of Real Tennis


Ballarat OSM’s chairman Mr Luke Spencer was proud on Sunday April 8th as his son Ash was given the opportunity to play Real Tennis with Prince Edward.  Ballarat broke an 18-year royal drought with Prince Edward’s jam-packed visit to the city.

The had a busy morning at Federation University before travelling to the Ballarat Tennis Club to play Real Tennis, formally known as Royal Tennis, against juniors including one of our own, Mr Luke Spencer’s son Ash, as part of his mission to play on every one of the 48 Real Tennis courts in the world.


Prince Edward preparing for a game of Real Tennis with some Junior Players. (Far right – Mr Luke Spencer’s son Ash)

The Prince’s evening in Ballarat was spent at a civic reception at Ballarat Town Hall, where he presented the Duke of Edinburgh awards, before a Real Tennis Challenge fundraising dinner at Craig’s Royal Hotel.


You can read the full story from The Courier here.